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Photos with Eith Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova and Leonid Bruk, Queens, New York, October 13, 2018
Saturday, June 5th, 2021. Gypsy Night at the Anyway Cafe in New York City
Russian Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya and NYC Gypsy Band performed for 3 hours at the Anyway Cafe in New York City on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 (8 to 11pm). Cast of performers: Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek (keyboard, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso), <!a href="https://barynya.com/misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals, garmoshka). Repertoire: Russian Gypsy songs and music, popular Russian songs, classical music, international hit songs.
Saturday, June 5th, 2021, Anyway Cafe New York City
Saturday, March 27th, 2021. Anyway Cafe Brooklyn
On Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 8 to 11pm Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso) played Russian, Gypsy, classical and contemporary music at the Anyway CafeBrooklyn Exact address of the venue: Anyway Cafe 1602 Gravesend Neck Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11229.
Balalaika Duo at the Anyway Cafe Brooklyn, 03-27-2021, Saturday, March 27th, 2021
12-01-2020. Virtual performance for Musical Bridges Around the World "Facebook Live for Giving Tuesday" event in San Antonio, Texas
On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Elina Karokhina (balalaika) and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) provided brief virtual performance for Musical Bridges Around the World Facebook Live for Giving Tuesday! Mission to support and bring multicultural performing and visual arts in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. Musicians performed two Russian winter songs and answered a few questions.
12-01-2020, Musical Bridges Around the World Facebook Live for Giving Tuesday event, San Antonio, Texas
01-23-2020. "From Russians With Love", Concert with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 <!a href="https://www.barynya.com/balalaika/boston,ma.htm">Elina Karokhina, and <!a href="https://www.barynya.com/misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov performed joined concert titled "FROM RUSSIANS WITH LOVE" with Charleston Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Yuriy Bekker. Program of performance: Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “ Polonaise ” from Eugene Onegin, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Modest Mussorgsky, (arr. Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov) Night on Bald Mountain, Stravinsky's Firebird Infernal Dance Berceuse Finale, Aram Khachaturian's “Sabre Dance“ from Gayane, Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov “Flight of the Bumble Bee” from Tale of Tsar Saltan, Russian Folk Song "Oche Chiornie" (Dark Eyes), arr. Carmen Dragon, Lionel Bart, arr. John Bachalis “ From Russia With Love “ from James Bond: From Russia With Love, Maurice Jarre, arr. Bill Holcombe “Laura’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago, Russian Folk Song "Kalinka", Russian Folk Song "Kamarinskaiya", Russian Folk Song "Valenki", Russian Folk Song "Korobushka", Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Finale” from Symphony No . 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
From Russians With Love, Concert with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Gaillard Center, South Carolina
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, From Russians With Love, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Gaillard Center, South Carolina
Emirates-Russian Week, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several thirty minute performances during Emirates-Russian Week at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Kempinski Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates-Russian Week
Russian Balalaika Trio, Kempinski Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates-Russian Week
Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Bloomingdale, Canada
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov played during Svet Ministries Event at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship in Bloomingdale, Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2019 a program of Russian and Russian-Gypsy traditional music. Performance took place at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 850 Sawmill Rd, Bloomingdale, ON N0B 1K0, Canada.
Svet Ministries Event, Koinonia Christian Fellowship event, Bloomingdale, Canada
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Public concert at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York on August 22nd, 2020
First public performance of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya after the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Exact address of the venue: Untermyer Park and Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Cast of ensemble Barynya included <!a href="https://barynya.com/misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, founder, garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass),
Konstantin Tulinov (dancer),
Vladimir Nikitin (dancer),
Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals),
Russian-Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya,
Frida Anuarbek (keyboard, vocals),
Maryia Zhukovich (dancer),
and Veronika Hunko.
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek
Первый публичный концерт ансамбля "Барыня" после начала эпидемии КОВИД-19 состоялся в субботу, 22-ого августа 2020 года в Антермаер парке города Янкерс (штат Нью-Йорк). Untermyer Park and Gardens (остатки поместья Сэмюэля Дж. Унтермайера "Грейстон") - исторический городской общественный парк площадью 43 акра, расположенный в Йонкерсе, штат Нью-Йорк, в округе Вестчестер, к северу от Манхаттена. На концерте было примерно пятьдесят человек зрителей (строго по пригласительным билетам). Вся публика была в масках. Люди сидели друг от друга на расстоянии в шесть футов (примерно два метра). Прямая трансляция выступления шла для остальных подписчиков этой концертной серии через Фейсбук и YouTube. Басист ансамбля Леонид Брук (Leonid Bruk) записал видео выступления. Благодаря ему концерт можно посмотреть полностью от начала до конца.
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Elena Notkina, Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek, Maryia Zhukovich, Vladimir Nikitin, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, Valentina Kvasova, Veronika Hunko
Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina
On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, two dancers and two musicians of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya proided dance and music workshop with questions and answers from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and formal performance from 12:00PM to 1PM at the Cumberland Hall Auditorium on Fayetteville campus Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Students learn facts about Russia, and asked questions about Russian Culture and e njoy traditional Russian folk dances, music, and songs performed on <!a href="https://barynya.com/garmoshka.stm">garmoshka, and <!a href="https://barynya.com/balalaika.htm">balalaika. Cast of performers: dancer <!a href="https://barynya.com/barynya/alisa.htm">Alisa Egorova, singer <!a href="https://barynya.com/misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika player <!a href="https://barynya.com/balalaika/index.htm">Elina Karokhina, and dancer <!a href="https://barynya.com/ukrainian/sergey.htm">Sergey Tsyganok.
Russian dancers in North Carolina, Ensemble Barynya, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Sergey Tsyganok, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, Fayetteville Campus, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019, St. Vladimir Orthodox Church, Dexter, Michigan
Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several performances during 7th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019 that was taking place on the gounds of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Cast: Alisa Egorova (dancer), Serhiy Tsyganok (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov.
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Wedding at the 26 Bridge, downtown Brooklyn, Friday, September 13th, 2019
Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided 30 min show during Russian-American wedding reception at the 26 Bridge in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, September 13th, from 8pm to 8:30pm. Exact address of the venue: 26 Bridge, 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, New York. The program of performance included Russian folk dance "Kalinka", Russian folk song "Korobushka", Russian Gypsy dance "Mardzhandzha", Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak", Jewish wedding dance with candle, Jewish Bottle Dance, Csardas by Vittorio Monti, and Russian folk song "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Светит месяц).
Faith Food & Fellowship Festival, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, E.Meadow, Long Island
On Saturday, August 31st, 2019 ensemble Barynya (Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov) provided three hours performance during Faith Food and Fellowship Festival-2019 at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow, Long Island from 12 to 3pm. The program of performance included Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Moldavian, Tatar, Jewish and Gypsy folk songs, music and dancing.
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Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado
Russian dancers, singers and musicians of ensemble <!a href="../index.htm">Barynya performed 90 min concert at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancers
<!a href="../barynya/alexander_rudoy.htm">Alexander Rudoy,
<!a href="../barynya/konstantin.htm">Konstantin Tulinov,
<!a href="../barynya/vladimir.htm">Vladimir Nikitin,
<!a href="../barynya/chpitalnaia.stm">Olga Chpitalnaia,
<!a href="../barynya/valentina_kvasova.htm">Valentina Kvasova,
<!a href="../barynya/alisa.htm">Alisa Egorova, and musicians
<!a href="../bruk_leonid.htm">Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass),
<!a href="../balalaika/boston,ma.htm">Elina Karokhina (balalaika),
<!a href="../misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals).
Dancers performed Moldavian dance, Sailors' dance, Barynya, Kalinka, Hopak, Danila Cooper, Jewish wedding dances (Bottle dance, Candle dance), Siberian, Gypsy, Cossack, and other selections. Exact address of the venue: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124.
Ensemble Barynya, Colorado, Russian dancers, Lone Tree Arts Center, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York, October 13th, 2018
On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 S Brookside Ave, Freeport, NY 11520. Cast of Barynya ensemble included Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov.
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Anyway Cafe, New York City
On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 from 8 to 11pm two musicians of Barynya ensemble Elina Karokhina (balalaika), and Mikhail Smirnov (vocal, guitar) played for 3 hours at the Anyway Cafe in East Village, Manhattan. Exact address: Cafe Anyway NYC, 34 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003-8909. Phone: (212) 533-3412. Elina and Mikhail played a mix of some modern popular songs, classical pieces, Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewisjh, Gypsy popular and traditional songs and instrumental numbers on balalaika, garmoshka, and guitar. Music selections included Sabre Dance from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian, The Hungarian Dance Number 5 (German: Ungarische Tanze) by Johannes Brahms, Csardas by Vittorio Monti, Paganini's Caprice No. 24, Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Polonaise No. 13 in A minor, "Pozegnanie Ojczyzny" (Farewell to the Fatherland) by Michal Oginski, Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, J.S. Bach - Suite No. 2 - Badinerie (Joke), Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the Style of Tartini. Composer, Kreisler, Fritz, Marie-Auguste Massacrie-Durand Valse No.1, Op.83 (First Waltz), "Moscow Nights", "Kalinka", "Long Road", "Two Guitars", "Meadowlands", Andreev's Waltz "Daydreams", Russian folk dance "Kamarinskaya", "Somewhere My Love" from "Dr. Zhivago" movie, "The Moon Is Shining Brightly", "The Peddlers", "Yablocko", "Ural Mountains Dance", "Angry Husband", Onegin's Name Day Waltz, Mozart's "Turkish Rondo", "Dark Eyes", "Gypsy Roma Medley", Shostakovich's Waltz #2, "Chardash", Balalaika Medley, "Valenki" (Felt Boots).
Deity Events & Weddings, downtown Brooklyn, August 2019
On Saturday, August 31st, 2019 musicians of Barynya ensemble Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contranass-balalaika), and Mikhail Smirnov (vocal, guitar) provided music for mixed Russian-Jewish-Catholic-American wedding reception in downtown Brooklyn (Deity Events & Weddings, 368 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217). Alex, Leonid and Mikhail played mix of Russian Gypsy popular and traditional songs and instrumental numbers on balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, and guitar.
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BDAA-2018, 40th Anniversary conference of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, Valley Forge Casino Resort, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, July 2018
BDAA-2018, 40th Anniversary conference of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, Valley Forge Casino Resort, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 16, 2018
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens, April 2018
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 during performance of ensemble Barynya at the Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival on Steinway Street (between Broadway & 31st Avenue) in Astoria, Queens. Dancers: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals), Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani (singer, 7 string Russian guitar).
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens
Russian Birthday party with Cheburashka, Bear, garmoshka, and balalaika
Russian Birthday party with dancing Bear, live garmoshka and balalaika, famous Russian Soviet Birthday song "Пусть бегут неуклюже пешеходы по лужам" composed by Vladimir Shainsky as well as appearance of the Cheburashka, as well as traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Tatar, Jewish and Gypsy dancing took place near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Happy Birthday, Yura!
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Performance at the Garden of Joy Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York, July 9, 2018
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin, February 11th, 2018
Ensemble Barynya, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival led by world celebrated singer Nikolai Massenkoff, performed at LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Dancers Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, <!a href="../ukrainian/sergey.htm">Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva. Musicians: <!a href="../balalaika/elina_karokhina_photos.htm">Elina Karokhina (balalaika), <!a href="../misha.htm">Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Stas Vengelevski (bayan). Exact address of the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts is 400 School Street, P.O. Box 337, Spencer, WI 54479. Program of performance included Kalinka, The Moon is Shining, Russkoye Polye, Korobushka, Metelitsa, Tatar dance, Ural Mountain dance, Tyomnaiya Noch', Katyusha, Tatarskiy Taneyts, Kamarinskaia, Along The Pitersakia, Cossack dance, Valenkee, Gypsy dance, Moscow Nights, Ochee Chorniye, Dorogoi Dlinnoyou, Hopak, If I Were A Rich Man, Barynya, Somewhere My Love, and other selections.
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2017
Ensemble Barynya: Olga Douglas, Simona Zhukovski, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Noble Nest, White Lake, New York, October 2017
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Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York, September 2017
Barynya Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York
Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, August 19th, 2017
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography
Russian Adoption Reunion-2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove, California, July 22, 2017
Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed 30 min concert during Russian Adoption Reunion-2017 event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, California on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Exact address of the venue: Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840. The program of the performance included Russian traditional dance "Barynya", Russian folk button accordion garmoshka (Russian: Гармошка) introduction with traditional Russian song "Saturday Affair" ("Subboteya"), Russian traditional Khorovod song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Russian: "Метелица"), introduction of the Russian traditional string instrument balalaika (instrumental solo of folk tune "Kamarinskaiya" (Russian: "Камаринская"), Cossack marching song and dance "Pri Luzhke", Russian Jewish wedding dance with Candles ("Свечка"), Russian Roma (Romani) Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Russian: Очи чёрные - Цыганский), Russian Tongue-Twisters Medley (Russian: "Скороговорки"), Felt Boots ("Валенки"), Ukrainian folk song and dance "Pidmanula" - "You Tricked Me" ("Украинский"), "Sabre Dance" ("Танец с саблями"), Russian folk dance "Kalinka", and other selections.
Corporate event at the Siberian Floors NYC, July 12, 2017
Matryoshka Festival, Clinton, Massachusetts, Sunday, May 14, 2017
День Победы в Коннектикуте - Victory Day, Weston, CT, May 2017
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Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Florence, South Carolina, April 8th, 2017
Concert at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, Florence, South Carolina, April 8th, 2017
Russian festival, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, NY
Ensemble Barynya (from left to right) Andrei Kisselev, Elina Karokhina, Yana Volkova, Alisa Egorova, Aleena Kisselev, Mikhail Smirnov, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, New York
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Barynya Balalaika Trio in Greenwich, Connecticut (October 2015)
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Friday, April 4, 2014, Lamoni, Iowa
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Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition "Faberge Revealed", Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013.
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October 21, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, Selden, New York
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Georgian dance and Russian Gypsy song & music concert in Yonkers, NY
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June 28th, 2012, Gypsy show in Philadelphia, PA
Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia, March 9th, 2012
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State Capella of Saint Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia, February 27, 2012.
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January 8, 2012, Showcase for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters-2012, New York City
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September 17 2011. Wedding at The Garrison (www.thegarrison.com), 1 Snakehill Rd, Garrison, NY 10524.
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Lake Side Adult Care, Brooklyn, New York, August 17th 2011
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July 19th, 2011, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, New York
Musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya performed one hour concert on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at the New Rochelle Public Library located at One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, New York 10801. Cast of performers included Mikhail Smirnov, Alexey Maltsev, and Valentina Kvasova. Company performed mix of Russian, Siberian Nanai, Cossack, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Jewsh songs, dances, and music. Photo by Teena Miller.
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Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania. Memorial day 2011.
Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Menshikov, Valentina Kvasova. View all photos and videos from TROIKA Festival organized by the Church of the Nativity in Erie, PA.
Ensemble Barynya in San Antonio, Texas, May 8, 2011.
Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov. Texas, May 8 2011. Click to see all photos by Ken Mahnke.
Friday, March 11th, Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania
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January 26, 2011, school assembly in Brooklyn, New York
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January 30th, 2011, Wedding at the Grand Marquis, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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December 2010, TMPlaza, Hong Kong, China
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December 16th, 2010 Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA
Photos from ensemble Barynya's concert tour in Florida. December 2010.
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Cincinnati Opera's 2010 Ball “An Evening Under the Tsars”
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York
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50th Birthday Party - Russian Sailors' Theme. July 17th, 2010, Lake Ozark, Missouri
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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010, Washington DC
Concert at the Naval Research Laboratory
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Friday, June 18, 2010, New York City
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"Superstars of Dance", NBC, 2009
Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
April 9, 2010, Toronto, Canada
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April 2010, Anyway cafe, New York City
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March 5, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts
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February 2010, Winter Tour in Chicago, Illinois
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February 2010, Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York
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Los Angeles, California, November 14th, 2009
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
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Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, Ada, Oklahoma, October 28, 2009
Concert with a legendary Russian folk singer Nikolai Massenkoff
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New Providence Public Library, New Providence, NJ, October 11th, 2009
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Van Nostrand Theatre, Brentwood, New York, October 4, 2009
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 2009
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Mexico, Chihuahua, 5th International Festival-2009.
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Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada, July 2009
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Wayne Elementary School, 651 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087, May 20, 2009
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International Folk Fair Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2009
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February 28, 2009. Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York
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Photos from the Petroushka Ball 2009 in New York City
Barynya balalaika orchestra at the Petroushka Ball 2009 New York City
Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon, February 2009
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Brooklyn, New York, November 22, 2008
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PENN STATE UNIVERSITY TOUR 2008
Ensemble Barynya Penn State University Tour 2008 (photos)
MIDWEST TOUR 2008
Colchester Cenior Center, Colchester, CT, September 11, 2008
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Russian Federation Embassy Estate USA. August 30, 2008
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Russian party in New York City, August 14, 2008.
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New York Russian Radio Station City Radio 540AM
Festival of Russian music, dance and culture, May 2008
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Windsor Terrace Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, May 2008.
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Photos by Dalia Bagdonaite from Zhenya Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya concert and rehearsal on
Saturday, January 26, 2008 in New York City
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Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens. December 2007
Barynya gig for TV Chanel RUSSIA TODAY, New York City
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Barynya in Toronto, Canada, December 2007
Slavic Cultural Festival Sept 29, 2007 McLean, VA
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Cleveland Jewish News.com, April 2007
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My grandfather Mikhail Egorovich Smirnov (killed during WWII), my father Viktor Mikhailovich Smirnov (died in 1998),
me in Russian village of Zelentsevo, Valdai, Russia, my mother Nina Vasilievna Smirnova with my sister Svetlana and me in 1972.
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